Plantar warts are painful warts that can grow in your foot and is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus infects the superficial layer of the skin, especially found in areas of pressure and friction. It produces a thickened callus-like growth and can be quite painful when pressure is applied.
Most plantar warts aren’t a serious health concern and usually go away. However, it could cause considerable discomfort and pain.
At StepEase Rhodes Podiatry, our highly-qualified podiatrists can inform you of the different treatment options available and determine the best treatment to remove any plantar warts.
Plantar Warts Symptoms & Signs
1. Foot pain to a thickened area on the sole
2. Firm, warty (rough, bumpy, and spongy, some appear thick and scaly) lesions
3. Smooth surface with a gray-yellow or brown color
4. Pain in the affected area
5. Tiny pinpoint dark spots in the body of the wart (not always apparent)